The following story first appeared in the charity anthology “Authors off the Shelf”. If you enjoy it, please consider purchasing a copy of the anthology, which is filled to overflowing with stories and poems and even dinner recipes. All proceeds go to charity.
by John L. Monk
There’s a town in America few people outside of a hundred miles ever heard of. It had never won an award for the prettiest flowers in the state or grown the biggest pumpkin or squash or had the biggest pig at the state fair. One of the fifth-graders went to the national spelling bee once, but she couldn’t spell “chauffeur” and got sent home. Not even an English word, the locals said.
Filed under Best Of, Funny
I wanted to showcase some of the funny pieces I’ve done on the blog, but didn’t feel the little categories drop down quite did it. So I added a little menu item up top called “Fun” and put all the links to things like “Ten years from now” and “Mutaphysics” into it.
I’ve been kicking ideas around, looking for a title for my next book. Ideas:
- Of Rodents And Male Homo Sapiens
- That Which Belongs To The Person Who Rang A Bell
- A Story Occurring Simultaneously Within Two Urban Centers.
- Diminutive Females
- The Better Than Average Gatsby
- The Nobleman In Charge Of The Rings.
- The Appropriately Hydrated Raisins Of Anger.
- Interview With A Lawyer.
- The Request Of The Feral.
- How The Peddler Got Whacked.
My big concern is making something unique so people will think, “Hey, that John L. Monk guy is pretty unique.”
Tooling around at “awriterstouch” (in my links), I found: http://beidealistic.wordpress.com/
Incredibly funny blog by a very good writer. No idea if the author is published, but will be if he/she wants to be, I’m sure of it.
The two posts I read are funny, but there’s some serious stuff here too.